Kindergarten Lesson 25

In this lesson you will

  • “Welcome to School” – new body percussion video
  • sing to Bobo
  • #109. “Burnie Bee” – sing, game, pointing page,  create bug composition
  • #111. “Purple Stew” – create movements
  • #112. “Leprechaun March”  – move, create new verses

Review as time permits:

  • #104 “Dinosaurs”
  • #105 “Dinosaur Ditty-wa”
  • #108 “Connaughtman’s Rambles”  – play, create movement

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can point to the beat.
  • I can create with word rhythms.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to School

1 Do body percussion with "Welcome to School"

Do body percussion with "Welcome to School".

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2 Echo what Bobo sings

Echo sing.

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Song Used: Burnie Bee

3 Listen and sing #109 “Burnie Bee”

Listen to the song.

Play the video again and sing along.

Adapt the game.
Zoom: sing and point to the students in the class. The last one gets to be the bee, and buzz with arms. The rest of the class copies what that last student does.
In-Person: sing (if allowed) and point to the students in the class. The last one gets to be the bee, and buzz with arms. The rest of the class copies what that last student does. If not allowed to sing, play the recording.

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Song Used: Burnie Bee

4 Optional: Sing and point to the beats

Optional: Print the pointing page.

Sing the song and point to the beat as you sing.

5 Create a bug composition

Model for the students how to create a bug composition.

Song Used: Burnie Bee

6 Optional: Give each student the bug composition worksheet to create their own

Optional: If a printer is available, have students create their own bug compositions.

Students will cut out the bugs and create a pattern.

Use the creative process in this activity.

Have students try out their pattern.
- do they like it? - if they do, glue it in the boxes.

Have students choose instruments or body percussion to play it.
- do they like it? - if not, refine it

Sing the song #109 "Burnie Bee" as the A section. Use student compositions as B, C, D sections.
You can accompany "Burnie Bee" on Orff instruments. Play a simple bordun on D-A.

Song Used: Leprechaun March

7 Learn to sing and move to #112 “Leprechaun March”

Listen to the song, and move as the words suggest.

Sing along!

Create new ways for the leprechaun to move!

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Song Used: Connaughtman’s Rambles

8 Do body percussion with #108 “Connaughtman’s Rambles”

Have fun with the body percussion play along to this Irish tune.

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Song Used: Connaughtman’s Rambles

9 Play instruments to the beat with #108 “Connaughtman’s Rambles”

Play along with this Celtic piece.

Keep a beat.

Play the video again. Pause when there are questions. Discuss the answers.
- What instrument do you hear?
- How does the music make you feel?
- Is the music fast or slow?

Play the music again and invite students to create movement to the music.

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Song Used: Dinosaurs

10 Review as time permits song #104 “Dinosaurs”

Sing and do the movements to the song.

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Song Used: Dinosaur Ditty-wa

11 Review as time permits #105 “Dinosaur Ditty-wa”

Copy the movements.

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Song Used: Skinnamarink

12 End our class by singing "Skinnamarink"

Sing and move to “Skinnamarink”.

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